ACE Names New Senior Vice President
The American Council on Education (ACE) has appointed Dr. Benjamin F. Quillian Jr. to the new position of senior vice president, business and operations, effective Feb. 1.
Quillian joins ACE from California State University, Fresno, where he served as vice president for administration and chief financial officer for nearly a decade.
He brings more than 30 years of experience in higher education and administration to ACE. Before joining California State University, Quillian held a number of executive positions at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
“I am delighted to welcome Ben to our team,” says ACE President David Ward. “The incredible breadth of education experience and institutional leadership he brings will be a tremendous asset to ACE, particularly as we move forward with implementing our new strategic plan and strengthening ACE’s organizational capacity to deliver programs and services more effectively.”
In his new role at ACE, Quillian will oversee the departments of advancement, marketing and planning, membership, central services, facilities and office services, as well as the departments of finance, human resources and information technology services. Quillian also will oversee ACE’s office of meetings and conferences and manage the overall operation of the Association Mutual Health Insurance Co.
Quillian earned a bachelor’s in elementary education from Harris Teachers College in St. Louis, a master’s degree in educational administration from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and a doctorate in social relations in education from Washington University in St. Louis.
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